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MPH or PGDip or PGCert
Our successful and innovative MPH in Public Health welcomes UK, EU and international applicants from a wide range of professions. It is ideal if you are seeking to broaden your knowledge and skill set, or are preparing for advancement in your field or career.
The course focuses on the health of communities as a recognised concern to a wide group of professionals. We will show how good health can be a right, not a privilege. And you will discover how health is related to:
- individual biology
- behavioural factors
- social factors
- environmental factors.
This course is suitable for those seeking a career in public health, people from clinical backgrounds and allied health professionals. If you have a non-health-related degree but have relevant work experience, you are welcome and encouraged to apply.
We offer a range of opportunities to gain work experience with local public health organisations.
We also offer a similar course through distance learning.
How to apply
International applicants will need to apply early to allow enough time for obtaining visas.
If you are offered a place you may be asked to pay a deposit of £1,000 to secure a place on the course.
Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Please contact the Programme Administrator to find out whether funding is available to assist with costs. Self-funding applicants are also welcome to apply.
General sources of information about finance and financial support for international applicants can be found at: www.brookes.ac.uk/international/finance
All applicants (UK, EU and international) will be required to provide details of their funding arrangements prior to enrolment on the course.
Learning and assessment
You will study the following modules:
- foundations in public health
- data analysis and interpretation
- applied research methods
- advanced health promotion
- public health policy
And a choice between either:
- leadership and management in health and social care
- communicable diseases for public health
Assessment is through written assignments, presentations, one examination and a dissertation (for the MPH only).
Part-time students can start in either September or January.
If you enter the programme in January, you will start the programme with the epidemiology and applied research methods modules. You'll study foundations in public health and data analysis and interpretation in September.
After you graduate
You will be expertly equipped to move forward in assessing health impact, planning appropriate interventions and understanding public health policy in general. Our modular based system allows you the flexibility to study at a pace to suit you and your current professional commitments, enabling you to open up the boundaries of your career without taking a break.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.